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NEW - Awareness of Domestic Abuse & Violence


This free online e-learning course has been created with victims in mind and will inform learners about domestic violence and abuse, and how to support those experiencing it.

This course is relevant to anyone working with children, young people and vulnerable adults and will cover the following outcomes:

  • Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and identify who is at risk
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence and abuse
  • Classify the behaviours displayed by an abusive person
  • Explain the impact of domestic violence and abuse on children young people and vulnerable adults
  • Outline the MARAC process
  • Describe best practices for supporting those experiencing domestic violence

When you’ve completed this online training you will sit an online test and, once successful, you can download your certificate.

To book a place please go to

and search for ‘elearning domestic abuse’.

If you have any queries please contact the Safeguarding Business Unit,         Tel: 01432 260100 or

NOW LIVE! -  NEW HSCB multi-agency policies and procedures manual

The new Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board multi-agency policies and procedures manual is now available on the new West Midlands Safeguarding Children Procedures website. Please click the link to access the website.

Update 07/12/16

Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB) has today published the Serious Case Review Overview Report on Family HJ which can be found on the following page:

Tackling CSE Conference 27th April 2016

HSCB held a multi agency conference on 27th April at the Hereford Academy, which over 100 frontline practitioners attended.  The key note speakers were Dr Peter Unwin, Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester, spoke about the perceptions of CSE in a Rural County , and Lorin LaFave (pictured below), mother of 14 year old  Surrey school boy, Breck Bednar, who was groomed and murdered by an online predator. Lorin gave a very powerful talk out about Breck's tragic death to raise awareness of the dangers online. Her speech was also filmed by a Channel 5 production company for a series of documentaries which was shown in June/July 2016 titled "Kids that Kill".

Delegates had the choice of  two workshops from the list below, to assist learning in order to keep the children we work with safe from sexual exploitation. 

  • Local Pathways and Tools – Children’s Social Care
  • Sexting/E-Safety -  West Mercia & Warwickshire Police
  • UK Child Trafficking -  Mike Hand, National Human Trafficking Expert
  • Understanding Consent – West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
  • Drugs and Alcohol Misuse and CSE–  Addaction

For further information on Child Sexual Exploitation, please visit  our CSE page.

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